30 05, 2019

Indie Music Force to Keep Indie Music Bus Alive

By |2019-06-03T07:58:04-04:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Indie Music Support, Official, Official Writer, Sponsor|

Firstly, I am asking for help because I believe Indie Music Bus should stay alive and I lack free time. Join the Indie Music Force because you love helping those in independent music! Things are becoming stagnate and aging around here! Hargrave Enterprises will handle the maintenance and financing of the servers, donations accepted. We are looking for help in the creation of content useful to independent artists. Content should be in the form of Music Reviews, Interviews, or Articles. Post helpful tips, polls, or interesting music facts on our official Twitter. Be an Indie Music Force team member because you believe in independent music. It's rewarding when you write about your own act in the form of bio's or new music releases. Use the Indie Music Force with your name in the spotlight for the help!   We will [...]

19 09, 2018

Social Media Bands and Fans Event – Fans

By |2018-09-19T12:28:11-04:00September 19th, 2018|Categories: Contests, Music Fans, Official, Online Chat, Social Media Network|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

For Music Fans Goals Fun for Music Fans and Everyone Discovery of New Music and Bands Win Free Merchandise Gain New Friends How would you like to be chosen to receive free merchandise from a participating musical act of your choosing just for attending and participating in a social media event on Twitter? On the week of the event, a newsletter will go out with dates, times and the acts who will be participating along with images of the merchandise they are offering! To have your chance at being chosen a winner to receive free merchandise after the social media event ends, subscribe to our Fan Newsletter. Then simply interact with the event acts to discover the music and merchandise you like most. Interactions Considered Are: Asking questions Retweeting posts by the acts Subscribing to artist newsletters Sharing music and [...]

19 09, 2018

Social Media Bands and Fans Event – Bands

By |2018-09-19T12:26:34-04:00September 19th, 2018|Categories: Contests, Donations, Official, Opportunities, Social Media Network|Tags: , , |

Fans Event Info For the Artist/Band An idea came to me this morning that might lead to getting music fans more involved on social media and promote the idea of listening to new music from the Independent Music Scene. It would require a single merchandise offering and possible donation and shipment from a few acts per week/month. The more bands that are willing to offer up merchandise, the more fans will want to get involved! Some donations may not actually be given out that week depending on what the winning music fan chooses! The artists would ship the merchandise directly to the winner. We would be willing to pay shipping and handling if that would help out!   Goals Reward Music Fan Social Media Interactions Supply Free Advertising for the Bands Build Brand Awareness – Fun place to share & [...]

31 05, 2018

Major Changes Coming to Indie Music Bus

By |2018-05-31T08:20:41-04:00May 31st, 2018|Categories: News, Official|Tags: , , , |

Major Changes As of 5/31/2018 those that were Riding Indie Music Bus Officially that have not subscribed to our artist newsletter, are no longer on the roster. Why major changes? It's time to make Indie Music Bus more than just a learning, music sharing and interview platform. It's time to work with a much smaller roster of artists who can reciprocate and support us and others. Of course DIY tips and interviews will stay on but new service types will have to be developed. These new service types will make Indie Music Bus more useful on a daily/weekly basis. Addition: 5/24/18 One of the difficulties I have is getting in touch with artists, most don't sign on to the mailing lists. This will be required for free promotion in the future. As far as the artists promotion roster and how [...]

30 05, 2018

Music Review Collaboration | The Music Producer | @CharlotteG1998_

By |2018-05-30T06:01:24-04:00May 30th, 2018|Categories: Collaboration, Exclusive Features, Official|Tags: , , , |

The Music Producer Bio May 2018   Who is The Music Producer? My Name is Charlotte. I live in Sydney, Australia and love live music. It is my passion and purpose in life. I have been going to, and covering, live Indie bands and Rock gigs for 3 years, seeing between 20-30 bands per month. I especially love photographing, and reviewing live music always trying to capture the energy of each gig. I do what I do for anyone to see; but actually, for other people like me.   What is The Music Producer’s style? To always review a gig from a (potential) fan's perspective: As a member of the crowd with no bias. To write honest reviews, not nasty; but supportive and encouraging To always try and take soul deep photos and videos of each band as they let loose their performance. [...]

21 05, 2018

Official Indie Music Bus imbChat #imbChat

By |2018-05-27T07:46:13-04:00May 21st, 2018|Categories: Official, Online Chat, Social Media Network, Tips|

#imbChat Welcome to the official page for our Indie Music Bus Twitter Chats imbChat. These chats should grow a community of musicians and supporters. You can see previous chats here. Chats on Tuesday and Thursday 6PM EDT | 3PM PDT | 5PM CDT | 11PM BST  Saturday [ 4PM EDT | 1PM PDT | 3PM CDT | 9PM BST ]  Be notified via our Newsletter, with the Online Chat checked, of upcoming chats.       Chats on the Books   Tue 5/22/18    Friday 5/25/18 Four chats will be held per week: Tue 6pm Est, Fri 6pm Est, (Sat 10am Est and 3pm Est) The official Twitter account is @imbChat For now we suggest using TweetDeck and adding a column for imbChat. If you know of a better Chat client, let us know! If you use TWchat, it has features to filter [...]

19 05, 2018

Receive Music Submissions for Radio, Blog, Podcast

By |2019-07-02T15:42:33-04:00May 19th, 2018|Categories: Official, Official Directory, Opportunities, Submit Music|Tags: , , , , , , , |

You're about to find out how to Receive Music Submissions, new listens and followers and it's all free! Introduction Hello, my name is Walter and I am the founder and developer here at Indie Music Bus™. Indie Music Bus has a small team of super fans that work with independent music creators and supporters for free. Our main goal is to help everyone in the music industry who really cares about the artist more than themselves.   What We Are Looking For Today, I am looking to expand a couple of our free to use directories. The directories list quality radio stations, podcasts interviews sites and music bloggers. I am looking for radio stations that: Will not charge for plays/airtime Pays royalties and/or offer unique services to give artists useful exposure to real listeners. Premium services are okay too as long [...]

11 05, 2018

Indie Music Force: Music Requests, Charts, Fun for Fans

By |2018-05-12T05:17:24-04:00May 11th, 2018|Categories: Official, Opportunities, Promotion, Social Media Network|

Music Requests This is a rough draft and subject to change some. These features are exclusively available to those on our promotion roster. Also read about Indie Music Force Central Behind the scenes I have been working on the concepts and features for a new Twitter Bot called Indie Music Force. You can send commands to the Indie Music Force Bot because it is a listening software. It’s main purpose for now is Music Requests, so it only has a single command, which I will list later. The command list will be expanded and documented on a special page as I complete them. I believe Indie Music Force will be fun for fans and lucrative for bands and sponsors. Fans Music fans who are not music creators: Would you do a little social media work for rewards like, music downloads, band merchandise or show [...]

8 05, 2018

Independent Musical Artist Stories

By |2018-05-08T08:59:37-04:00May 8th, 2018|Categories: Official, Opportunities, Stories|Tags: , , , |

Introduction Over the years, many of you, thousands, have submitted your musical artist stories, including from our Indie Music Monday platform, along with your bio's and music. The other day I was thinking, man, many of these stories are really good! Then I got to thinking that it might be a good idea to share some of them with our readers. So, I have written some code to extract them all from the submissions so that I may go over them and pick out a few each week to feature here at Indie Music Bus. I still have a bit of work to do yet before I can make this happen, but it won't take long. What do you think about this? Comments are open at the bottom of this page. Musical Artist Stories Stories are the main attraction for [...]

19 08, 2017

Republish Indie Music Monday Interviews

By |2017-08-31T09:13:24-04:00August 19th, 2017|Categories: Exclusive Features, Official|Tags: |

Featuring the awesome Christina Taylor Indie Music Monday Interviews So that the artists we support can have maximum exposure possible, we are making this offer. Republish Indie Music Monday interviews on your own blog! They are a talented group of artists and bands who are well-spoken! There are a few conditions however: Interview must be three months old or older Fill out the form below requesting permission for each article or work something out with us You must write 200+ words of your own about the artist to appear on top of the interview Include the featured artist's Twitter account when sharing your article Include a tag line at the bottom of the interview: Tagline: "This interview originally appeared on Indie Music Monday - indiemusicmonday.com" The Interviews You can find the interviews by visiting Indie Music Monday and then [...]